The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Security Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Network Security Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Security Engineer
Rank 701 724 662
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -62
Permanent jobs requiring a Network Security Engineer 197 154 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 154 125 179
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £38,250 £32,500 £39,600
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £42,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+13.09% -6.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107850 100706 111819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.25% 95.16%
Number of salaries quoted 87304 83723 95384
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Network Security Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Security Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 within the UK.

Network Security Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Network Security Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +52 189 £51,000 +13.33% 14
London +38 106 £52,750 -8.26% 7
City of London +28 39 £55,000 +10.00% 1
South East -17 38 £50,000 +24.22% 5
East of England +14 18 £45,000 +9.75%
Surrey -4 16 £45,000 +80.00% 3
West Midlands -7 16 £47,500 +13.77% 1
Birmingham +5 13 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Berkshire -15 13 £52,500 +17.97% 1
Reading 0 12 £52,500 +19.31% 1
West Yorkshire -31 11 £48,750 +21.87%
Yorkshire -48 11 £48,750 +14.70%
Suffolk - 10 £45,000 -
Ipswich - 10 £45,000 -
Leeds -24 8 £40,000 -
South Wales +14 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire +13 7 £52,500 +36.36%
Wales +8 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Bedfordshire -7 6 £42,750 +4.26%
High Wycombe -2 5 £52,500 +36.36%
Hounslow - 5 £52,500 - 1
Wiltshire 0 4 £50,000 - 1
Swindon 0 4 £50,000 - 1
Bedford -13 4 £46,500 +13.41%
South West -26 4 £50,000 - 1
Leatherhead - 4 £35,000 -
Stoke-on-Trent +4 3 £56,500 +22.82%
Kent +1 3 £40,000 -11.11%
Camberley -3 3 £44,000 +3.52% 1
Staffordshire -7 3 £56,500 +22.82%

Network Security Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title.

1 382 (94.09%) Network Security
2 336 (82.76%) Cisco
3 334 (82.27%) Firewall
4 268 (66.01%) CheckPoint
5 247 (60.84%) Cisco Certification
6 204 (50.25%) CCNP
7 190 (46.80%) Juniper
8 154 (37.93%) VPN
9 134 (33.00%) WAN
10 128 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
11 123 (30.30%) LAN
12 112 (27.59%) CCNA
13 96 (23.65%) CCSA
14 94 (23.15%) Windows
15 87 (21.43%) F5
16 86 (21.18%) CCSE
17 83 (20.44%) TCP/IP
17 83 (20.44%) OSPF
18 81 (19.95%) Finance
19 80 (19.70%) SSL
20 74 (18.23%) Telecoms
21 73 (17.98%) BGP
22 62 (15.27%) Blue Coat
22 62 (15.27%) Network Management
23 60 (14.78%) Cisco IOS
24 58 (14.29%) Fortinet
25 57 (14.04%) Load Balancing
25 57 (14.04%) Security Cleared
26 54 (13.30%) Information Security
26 54 (13.30%) MPLS

Network Security Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Network Security Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Network Security Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.93%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.22%) IIS
3 8 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.48%) Apache
4 6 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.25%) Lync
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.96%) MS Office
3 7 (1.72%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 382 (94.09%) Network Security
2 334 (82.27%) Firewall
3 154 (37.93%) VPN
4 134 (33.00%) WAN
5 128 (31.53%) Cisco ASA
6 123 (30.30%) LAN
7 83 (20.44%) TCP/IP
7 83 (20.44%) OSPF
8 80 (19.70%) SSL
9 73 (17.98%) BGP
10 60 (14.78%) Cisco IOS
11 54 (13.30%) MPLS
12 51 (12.56%) IPsec
13 48 (11.82%) DNS
14 45 (11.08%) Wireless
15 43 (10.59%) EIGRP
16 39 (9.61%) Junos
17 35 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
17 35 (8.62%) NetScreen
18 34 (8.37%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.40%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) WebDriver
2 1 (0.25%) Selenium
General
1 81 (19.95%) Finance
2 74 (18.23%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.40%) Retail
4 22 (5.42%) Legal
5 7 (1.72%) Banking
5 7 (1.72%) Billing
6 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.74%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.48%) Web Services
2 3 (0.74%) Middleware
2 3 (0.74%) CSS
3 2 (0.49%) SOAP
3 2 (0.49%) .NET
4 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.65%) SecurID
1 27 (6.65%) Hedge funds
2 23 (5.67%) Computer Science
3 22 (5.42%) PKI
4 19 (4.68%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.48%) CESG
7 6 (1.48%) Statistics
8 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.74%) Social Gaming
10 3 (0.74%) Online Games
11 2 (0.49%) Open Source
12 1 (0.25%) EqualLogic
12 1 (0.25%) HP StorageWorks
12 1 (0.25%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 94 (23.15%) Windows
2 42 (10.34%) Linux
3 22 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (4.43%) UNIX
5 10 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.23%) CentOS
8 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.49%) Solaris
9 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (15.27%) Network Management
2 57 (14.04%) Load Balancing
3 54 (13.30%) Information Security
4 28 (6.90%) Change Control
5 26 (6.40%) Network Design
6 24 (5.91%) Change Management
7 21 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 21 (5.17%) ITIL
7 21 (5.17%) SIEM
8 17 (4.19%) Project Management
8 17 (4.19%) Algorithmic Trading
9 15 (3.69%) Security Management
10 14 (3.45%) Capacity Management
10 14 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
11 12 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (2.71%) Network Architecture
12 11 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (2.46%) Migration
14 9 (2.22%) Data Security
15 8 (1.97%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 40 (9.85%) Perl
2 30 (7.39%) PowerShell
3 28 (6.90%) SQL
4 10 (2.46%) Python
5 7 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.72%) PHP
6 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.23%) C++
7 4 (0.99%) VB
8 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 247 (60.84%) Cisco Certification
2 204 (50.25%) CCNP
3 112 (27.59%) CCNA
4 96 (23.65%) CCSA
5 86 (21.18%) CCSE
6 57 (14.04%) Security Cleared
7 39 (9.61%) CISSP
8 31 (7.64%) Degree
9 30 (7.39%) JNCIA
10 29 (7.14%) SC Cleared
11 26 (6.40%) JNCIS
12 20 (4.93%) CCSP
13 15 (3.69%) CCDA
14 13 (3.20%) CCDP
14 13 (3.20%) CCIE
15 11 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (2.71%) MCSE
16 9 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
17 8 (1.97%) JNCIE
18 7 (1.72%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.17%) PCI DSS
2 15 (3.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.23%) QA
4 4 (0.99%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.49%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
7 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (5.17%) ProxySG
3 18 (4.43%) Active Directory
4 7 (1.72%) vSphere
5 4 (0.99%) Snort
5 4 (0.99%) Nmap
5 4 (0.99%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.25%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) UAG
6 1 (0.25%) Squid
6 1 (0.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 23 (5.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 18 (4.43%) FortiGate
3 9 (2.22%) SolarWinds Orion
4 8 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (1.23%) OpenView
6 4 (0.99%) Cacti
7 3 (0.74%) Nessus
8 2 (0.49%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.49%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.49%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.25%) SCOM
9 1 (0.25%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.25%) Netcool
Vendors
1 336 (82.76%) Cisco
2 268 (66.01%) CheckPoint
3 190 (46.80%) Juniper
4 87 (21.43%) F5
5 62 (15.27%) Blue Coat
6 58 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 53 (13.05%) Microsoft
8 47 (11.58%) SolarWinds
9 35 (8.62%) VMware
10 33 (8.13%) Citrix
11 29 (7.14%) Aruba
12 27 (6.65%) McAfee
13 21 (5.17%) Nokia
14 20 (4.93%) Brocade
15 18 (4.43%) Fujitsu
16 15 (3.69%) SonicWALL
17 14 (3.45%) HP
17 14 (3.45%) Sourcefire
17 14 (3.45%) Riverbed
18 13 (3.20%) Mitel
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Salary: £1 per annum + Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
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Salary: c45,000 - 50,000 + ex bens
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
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Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £62,000 per annum + bonus and benefits
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Hayes, Middlesex
@ITS
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
CPS Group UK
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent Benefits & Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
LA International
Salary: £45000 per annum + 3k car allowance, 5k bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: NEG
Posted: 16 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago